I obviously need a bit more coffee...
The theme I created is called "Ambiance-Humanlooks" not "Ambiance-Human"
editing my file with the correct gtk theme name fixes my problem, doh.
thanks guys, and hey check out my theme for slackware and ubuntu by doing a google search for "Ambiance pack for Slackware and Ubuntu"
it's coming along nicely. if you use slackware and like the Ambiance theme Ubuntu sports, it's a must have. I put alot of work into it.